Handicraft/Life Skills Spotlight and Challenge


The Handicraft/Life Skills Spotlight and Challenge has been moved from Tuesday’s to Thursday’s. So all future post about this will come out on Thursday’s.

This week’s Handicraft/ Life Skills Spotlight will actually run for two weeks:


Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
Dorothea Lange  (More Photography Quotes)

Top 10 Tips for Great Pictures from Kodak

The LEARN section @ Kodak

13 Lessons to Teach your Child about Digital photography from the Digital Photography School Site 

Digital Photography Tips for beginners from the Digital Photography School Site 

BetterPhoto for kids and Young Adults from BetterPhoto.com

Digital Photography for Kids

Getting your kids started with taking digital photos  from HP

This week’s Challenge will actually run for two weeks:

1. Review at least two of the resources above

2. Get to know your camera

3. For elementary and up: have them write down their top 3 favorite tips for taking good photos they learn from the resources above or that they’ve learned from you already.

4. For Elementary age and up: Pick three different subjects (ex. Person, Animal, Tree, House, plant, toy, etc) and take at least 5 different pictures of each subject using different perspectives (far away, close up, even closer up, from up high, straight on, from below, etc. Have them review the pics and decide which perspective for each subject they like best.

4. For Kindergarten and under have them take a picture of  at least 10 things (ex. something soft (like a dog), something colorful, tall, short, big, small, outside pic, mom and or dad, pet, and a couple of shots of whatever hey want, etc)

5. Have your child pick their favorite photo from the ones they took, print it out and make a card with it to give to someone or frame it for someone.

*I hope you might share your Photography tips, resources, stories and your (families/kids) results from this challenge in the comment section, by e-mail ( theonethingps274@att.net ) or by leaving your link at Mcklinky below! Thanks!!*

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. MomToCherubs says:

    Thank you for submitting this post for the upcoming Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival to be posted January 5th.


  2. Tricia says:

    I love this! And it will make us get to know our camera better 🙂 Printing now. Like your new template too.

  3. What an interesting idea. It hadn’t occured to me to give the kids camera challenges.

  4. { jamie } says:

    Love those photography quotes! 🙂

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